Capital Celluloid 2022 — Day 297: Fri Oct 28

Meantime (Leigh, 1983): BFI Southbank, NFT3, 5.50pm

This film, also being ahown on October 17th, is part of the Gary Oldman season. You can find all the details here.

Chicago Reader review:
What produces a skinhead is the subtle subject of Mike Leigh’s powerful and mysterious feature for British TV, though it may take you most of the film to realize it. We’re treated to the bitter inertia of a family on the dole in a cramped high rise in London’s East End, with particular emphasis on a raspy layabout (Phil Daniels) who berates and undermines his nearly catatonic kid brother (Tim Roth, who played van Gogh in Vincent and Me); a street punk; a young woman in the neighborhood; and the boys’ aunt, who has married into the middle class. Watch for an interesting early performance by Gary Oldman, as well as contributions from Marion Bailey and Alfred Molina.
Jonathan Rosenbaum

Here (and above) is an extract.

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